Coffee Cinnamon Rolls

These delicious PapaNicholas coffee infused cinnamon rolls blend the flavors of cinnamon & sugar with our PapaNicholas Cinnamon Bun coffee.  A wonderful addition to any holiday gathering or perfectly paired with your favorite PapaNicholas brew!






  • ⅔ c. whole milk (150g)
  • tsp. active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp. light brown sugar (40g)
  • 2 c. all purpose flour (240g)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ c. + 1 tbsp. unsalted butter* (70g)
  • 1 egg*
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream (for brushing on the rolls)
*indicates ingredient should be at room temperature before starting 


Cinnamon Coffee Filling

  • ¼ c. + 1 tbsp. unsalted butter* (70g)
  • 2 tbsp. PapaNicholas Cinnamon Bun ground coffee
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ c. + 2 tbsp. light brown sugar (125g)

    Coffee Glaze

    • 1½ c. powdered sugar (180g)
    • ⅛ tsp. salt
    • 2 tbsp. freshly brewed PapaNicholas Cinnamon Bun ground coffee




    Step 1: In a microwave safe measuring cup, heat the milk to 100°F / 38°C. Whisk in the yeast and the sugar. Set aside until the mixture begins to foam. (~5 minutes)

    Step 2: While waiting, add the flour, salt, egg, and butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. When the yeast mixture begins to foam, add it in to the rest of the ingredients.

    Step 3: Knead the dough on low speed for 1 minute to allow the ingredients to come together. Increase the speed to medium-high and knead for an additional 10 minutes, or until the dough passes the windowpane test.

    Step 4: Once the dough is done kneading, butter the inside of the bowl, form the dough into a ball and place it back in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a towel and place it in a warm environment to rise until doubled in size (~1 hr.)

    Step 5: Before it’s time to roll out the dough, make the filling. In a small bowl, beat together the butter, coffee grounds, cinnamon and brown sugar until combined.

    Step 6: Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down to remove excess air. Transfer the dough to a clean and lightly floured work surface.

    Step 7: Roll the dough out into a 14” x 12” rectangle. Carefully spread the cinnamon coffee filling over the dough.

    Step 8: Tightly roll up the dough into a cylinder starting from the longer (14”) side. Use a sharp knife to slice the roll into 8 even rolls.

    Step 9: Place the rolls evenly spaced out in a buttered 9” cake pan or pie dish. Lightly cover the pan with a towel, and let the rolls rise in a warm environment until doubled in size (~30 min.)

    Step 10: Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C. Once the rolls have doubled in size, brush the tops with heavy cream.

    Step 11: Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops have turned golden brown.

    Step 12: To make the glaze: whisk together the powdered sugar, salt, and freshly brewed coffee.

    Step 13: Pour the glaze over the cinnamon rolls!


    Serve and Enjoy! Don’t forget to snap a pic & #papanicholascoffee

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